Do your shoes fit correctly?
No matter how old you are it is important to wear a shoe that fits properly. Research studies have found that 9 out of 10 women are wearing shoes that are too small. As you get older your feet tend to spread and many foot problems can be caused by wearing poorly fitting footwear.
A recently published study confirmed high rates of lower back, leg and foot pain in those who stand for prolonged periods at work. Footwear provides the only interface between the body and ground when standing and has the potential to influence the forces acting through the body, posture and movement.
The average adult takes 4000 to 6000 steps a day and our feet carry us the equivalent of five times around the earth in an average lifetime. Therefore, it is not surprising that up to 80% of adults have some form of foot problem. Wearing shoes that fit correctly is a good preventative measure to foot problems!